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Texas Heritage Tourism

Updated on November 15, 2014

There are so many ways to look at Texas - historical, cultural, and natural for us here - come for a visit! ;-)

Obviously, this lens can only scrape the surface of what is the great State of Texas, USA. I will attempt to touch on the three key elements of heritage tourism, noted above, of course!

There are no National Heritage Areas in Texas at this time.

Actually, it has started already with the image: A NASA astronaut training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NASA_Neutral_Buo...

I should note that my two grandchildren, a boy and a girl, do live in Austin, with their parents, our daughter and son-in-law, so we get down to see them several times a year. We have see a lot of Texas, over the years. Perhaps I can share a bit of that with you in this lens, as well! ;-)

Have you visited Texas?

Have you visited Texas?

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Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas

Can you name them?

Six Flags Over Texas is more than an amusement park. What we know today as the State of Texas has been a part of six different nations in its history. Were you aware of that? Click on the flags to learn more about them.

The United States believed that with the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803 it included Texas. It took more than four decades for the borders of Texas to be settled among the competing nations.

Did you know, or did you peek? Comments welcomed! ;-)

1718 Map of Texas
1718 Map of Texas

I am fascinated by this 1718 map of Texas, courtesy of Wikipedia - click on it to read more details.

Which flag did not fly over Texas?

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Big Tex
Big Tex

What happened to Big Tex?

Have you seen Big Tex?

Big Tex is a Texas cultural icon.

Big Tex has been associated with the Texas State Fair since 1952. What happened to Big Tex in October 2012. See the links below, following.

Mission San Antonio aka the Alamo - perhaps the most recognizable landmark in Texas

Mission San Antonio aka the Alamo - perhaps the most recognizable landmark in Texas
Mission San Antonio aka the Alamo - perhaps the most recognizable landmark in Texas

The Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas - The are on the border with souteastern New Mexico

The Guadalupe Mountains
The Guadalupe Mountains

Images of Texas courtesy of Wikimedia Commons - Just a few to tantalize you... such a marvelous state! ;-)

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Skyline of AustinSkyline of DallasSkyline of Fort WorthHigh Five (five levels) Interchange in DallasSkyline of San AntonioThe surrender of Mexican General Santa Anna at the Battle of San JacintoStephen F. AustinTexas Hill CountryRepublic of Texas map
Skyline of Austin
Skyline of Austin
Skyline of Dallas
Skyline of Dallas
Skyline of Fort Worth
Skyline of Fort Worth
High Five (five levels) Interchange in Dallas
High Five (five levels) Interchange in Dallas
Skyline of San Antonio
Skyline of San Antonio
The surrender of Mexican General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto
The surrender of Mexican General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto
Stephen F. Austin
Stephen F. Austin
Texas Hill Country
Texas Hill Country
Republic of Texas map
Republic of Texas map

Texas Tourism link - Where in Texas do you want to go?

A wide ranging website sponsored by the Texas Office of the Governor and the Texas Department of Transporation.

Your Comments are Appreciated! - Thanks for stopping by! ;-)

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      TanoCalvenoa 

      4 years ago

      Texas is such a huge state, I'm not sure where I'd want to go. Big Bend National Park would be nice to visit, and I'd be interested in the Gulf Coast as well.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Kalafina: It pretty much has something for everyone! ;-)

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      Kalafina 

      5 years ago

      My friend is actually finishing her graduate degree in Texas on the Guadalupe Bass which is evidently the state fish. I visited her last October but have been to Texas numerous times before.

    • DrBillSmithWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      William Leverne Smith 

      5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @lesliesinclair: I certainly felt the same way on my first visit! Interesting! ;-)

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      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      In my imagination the Alamo was huge, but in reality it's actually kind of small

    • DrBillSmithWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      William Leverne Smith 

      5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @CoolFool83: Thank you! ;-)

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      CoolFool83 

      5 years ago

      Texas has always been a fascinating state. Nice lense!

    • DrBillSmithWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      William Leverne Smith 

      5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @aidenw: ;-)

    • DrBillSmithWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      William Leverne Smith 

      5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @aidenw: My pleasure. I enjoy spreading the news! ;-)

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      aidenw 

      5 years ago from USA

      Thank you so much for featuring my Texas Renaissance Festival page here. I greatly appreciate it.

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